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Councilman charged with making obscene phone call to boy.

NEWPORT, R.I. — A Rhode Island city councilman has been charged with making an obscene phone call to a 13-year-old boy he says was sending sexual messages to his daughter.The Newport Daily News reports Newport Councilman John...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

U.S. vet, in rush to leave Vietnam during war, gets medals 40 years later back home.

A Vietnam War veteran has received medals in Rhode Island more than 40 years after his service.Paul Harvey was awarded a Silver Star, a Purple ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Vietnam War vet gets medals for Army service 40 years later.

A Vietnam War veteran has received medals in Rhode Island more than 40 years after his service.

- FOX News - US

Settlement reached in mom's breastfeeding suit against YMCA.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A lawsuit alleging a Rhode Island YMCA would not allow a mother to breastfeed in public has been settled.The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island on Friday announced the settlement on behalf of...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Vietnam War vet gets medals for Army service 40 years later.

CRANSTON, R.I. — A Vietnam War veteran has received medals in Rhode Island more than 40 years after his service.Paul Harvey was awarded a Silver Star, a Purple Heart and other awards during a ceremony Friday in Democratic U.S....

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Man whose relatives died mysteriously must give gun info.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Vermont man whose mother and grandfather died in mysterious circumstances must turn over information related to a missing gun, as well as phone and other records, in a Rhode Island lawsuit over insurance...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Scam Debt Collectors Finally Picked the Wrong Target.

It was the rape threat that did it. Rhode Island salesman Andrew Therrien got a call from a debt collector in 2015 claiming he owed $700 on a payday loan. The 33-year-old was certain he didn't owe anything and thought he was being scammed. I'm a person who believes in...

- Newser - US

Boxer's lawsuit against 'Bleed For This' filmmakers tossed.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Former boxer Vinny Paz's lawsuit against the makers of a Hollywood movie about his life has been dismissed.The Rhode Island native had sued the producer and the director of the 2016 film "Bleed for This"...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Brown to replace loans with scholarships in aid packages.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Brown University says it will replace all student loans with scholarships in its financial aid packages starting next year.The Ivy League school announced Thursday that by raising $30 million it can now eliminate...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Bulldog mascot collapses, dies during campus festival.

SMITHFIELD, R.I. — A college campus in Rhode Island is in mourning after its bulldog mascot collapsed and died during a campus festival.

- Billings Gazette - US

Bulldog mascot collapses, dies during campus festival.

SMITHFIELD, R.I. — A college campus in Rhode Island is in mourning after its bulldog mascot collapsed and died during a campus festival.Bryant University President Ron Machtley announced on Thursday that the mascot, named Ironclad...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Jay Leno reportedly just bought a $13.5 million mansion in Rhode Island — and it looks like it was built for French royalty

Lila Delman Real Estate Jay Leno reportedly just bought a $13.5 million mansion in Newport, Rhode Island. The nine-acre property features a pool, tennis court, gardens, terraces, and a six-car garage. The home features an ornate, French-inspired interior design. While Jay Leno has apparently practiced financial ...

- Business Insider - US

Brown probing alleged hazing in men's swim and dive team

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Brown University is investigating alleged hazing by the men's varsity swimming and diving team.

- Billings Gazette - US

Judge denies bail for mom charged in baby suffocation death

WARWICK, R.I. — A judge has refused bail for a Rhode Island woman charged in her infant daughter's death, noting her decision to marry the baby's father after the 7-month-old died.The Providence Journal reports Superior Court...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Are Rhode Island Police Implementing Illegal Traffic Ticket Quotas?

In a letter to the state's police chiefs, the ACLU of Rhode Island warned against implementing traffic ticket quota policies. Nobody likes getting pulled over by the police, but when even the police officers making the stops are doing it against their will, something is seriously wrong.Welcome to the world of traffic ticket ...

- ACLU - US

Jay Leno buys $13.5M mansion in Newport, Rhode Island

Former "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno and his wife have purchased an oceanfront estate in Newport, Rhode Island. The Boston Globe reports Leno, who grew up in Andover, Massachusetts, paid … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

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